A good turnout by SRCers at the Pensford 10k on Sunday 24th April, in the first race of the 2016 Southville Running Club Championship.

The first Saturday of the month is already the official Southville Running Club monthly run at Ashton Court parkrun (parkrun is a free 5k run starting every Saturday at 9am). But to encourage participation and to motivate runners to improve their times on the hill we’ve decided to create the SRC parkrun Prize. Ooh!

The SRC Championship started in 2011. It was devised to encourage runners who hadn’t raced before, to give it a go and get to enjoy the social side of racing and to make it more interesting for those who already appreciate it. After most races, people stop off at a pub or coffee house to have a drink, something to eat and chew over the day’s events. Perhaps celebrate a personal victory or soften the pain of a bad day. Most importantly it’s about having fun.

Congratulations to the 13 Southville runners who completed the Rok The Stones trail marathon on Saturday - a superb turnout. The course was challenging and muddy throughout, but the rain mostly held off and runners were treated to some stunning views over the Mendips and Bristol.

The Aztec West Fast 5k lived up to its name this week with half the Southville contingent achieving personal bests: Mark Ducker, Sergio BP, Dave Liddament and James Gale, as well as an age PB for Phil Murray. Phil was also first vet-50 and Paul Deaton first vet-45.

A great turnout for one of the first races of the year at TACH's muddy Moorland Multi-terrain 10k. And a superb Southville one-two from Paul Deaton and Phil Murray who claimed the first two places on the podium.

Congratulations to all those who turned out on a windy weekend for two Christmas themed races - the Neath Santa Run on Saturday and the Weston Christmas Cracker on Sunday.

Several Southville runners braved howling gales and rivers of mud to run the Gower EnduranceLife challenge on Saturday. Katie Egan shrugged off injury to finish 2nd woman in the 10k, while Mark Ducker came 4th in a marathon that was an achievement just to finish.

Congratulations to everyone who ran the inaugural Gordano Round Marathon on Saturday, not least Teresa Oakes who was third female V50. Andy Hickman and Laura Collacott also came 5th man and 5th woman overall respectively.

Southville RC's Nightingale Nightmare 10k returned for its third running on Sunday 1st November and was bigger, better and spookier than ever before. The event sold out weeks in advance, and 182 runners completed the course for a record turnout.

Congratulations to all from the who completed the inaugural Bristol+Bath Marathon on 25th October 2015. A tough second half with some killer hills made for a challenging race.

Amazing running, stacks of PB's and the best support I've ever seen on a marathon.

Well done to all our runners who made it out to Weston on Thursday for the second of the Weston AC Prom Series.